Lander hires Jordan Jacobs as strength and conditioning coach

Lander hires Jordan Jacobs as strength and conditioning coach

GREENWOOD – Jordan Jacobs, who previously served as Shippensburg's strength and conditioning coach, is joining the Lander athletic department in the same capacity, athletics director Brian Reese announced Tuesday.

"I am extremely excited to become a Lander Bearcat," said Jacobs. "I would like to thank Brian Reese for the amazing opportunity to establish the Lander University strength and conditioning program. I look forward to helping develop Bearcat athletes as strong and capable men and women on and off the field of play." 

Prior to Lander, Jacobs spent the last year as the head strength and conditioning coach at Shippensburg University, where he was responsible for directing and managing the strength and conditioning program of Shippensburg's athletic department. 

Before working at Shippensburg, Jacob was an assistant strength and conditioning coach for four years at Massachusetts (UMass) and two years at Arkansas.

During Jacobs' time at UMass, he assisted with multiple sports, including the 2018 men's lacrosse team, which earned a CAA Title and NCAA Tournament berth. 

While assisting with the men's and women's track and field teams at Arkansas, Jacobs helped lead both teams to an SEC Indoor Championship in 2013, a Men's NCAA Indoor Championship in 2013, an SEC Outdoor Championship in 2013, and an SEC Indoor Championship in 2014. Jacobs worked with seven individual national champions during his time with the Razorbacks.

Jacobs earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Kent State University in 2007, as well as a master's of science degree in exercise physiology from Western Michigan University in 2010. 

He is licensed through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds certifications as a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach ® (RSCC) and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).